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hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler. >> the video - a suspect who appears to have his hands up is shot to death by police. tonight a closer look at this cell phone recording and questions about lethal force. >> standing her ground. >> why are you not issuing marriage licences today. >> because i'm not. >> under whose authority. >> under god's authority. >> using faith to deny same sex
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couples a marriage licence, what a county clerk's defines says about religion and a fundamental right. disappearing act. >> melting like butter on a really warm day. >> climate change in the town that's swallowed by the sea. a life report from alaska. >> plus, in the spotlight. ♪ come to me ♪ let me put my arms around you ...♪ a career in music from backup singer to center stage. our conversation with patty austin we begin with a police killing caught on killing in san antonio, texas, where two deputies responded to a domestic abuse call. we'll show you the video. this warning - it is graphic. the suspect can be seen with at
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least one hand up in the air before the shots are fired. the 41-year-old drops to the ground. the two deputies involved say flores was resisting arrest. more from robert ray. >> reporter: chilling frames of video of a deadly encounter with police in san antonio texas, two deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on friday. authorities say they found on injured woman and child, and 41-year-old gilbert flores seen running through the yard. according to the sheriff's department, flores was armed. they did not say what type of weapon he was carrying. >> two deputies attempted to arrest the individual. he resisted. they also used - tried to use nonlethal weapons to try to detain him. after a lengthy confrontation
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both deputies fired shots causing the man's death. >> michael thomas was in a car 100 yards away with his cell phone. >> there was different types of shooting with cops. maybe i can catch some on my camera. >> local television station obtains the video from thomas, and posted it online. including the moment flores appears to put both hands up, though his left side is mostly obscured. he stumps to the ground. >> certainly what is in the video is a cause for concern. it's importance to let the investigation go through its course. >> following the release of the tape the sheriff called for calm and patience. both computeies involved in -- deputies involved in the shooting have been with the office for more than 10 years, and have been placed on
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administrative leave, which is standard procedure. >> this man calls it struggling. >> there's another video with a better angle and view, that is clear. >> reporter: it has not been released, and the office will not rush to judgment vincent hill is a private investigator and officer with the national police department. and is in atlanta. let me ask you, what do you think of the tape you are seeing? >> it's disturbing. from what i saw, but one thing that is important to put out first, is that we are only looking at about 4.5 minutes of what police say took over a 20 minute or longer time frame. we don't see what happened before the shooting, only what happened during and after the shooting. you know, one thing i can say, from what i saw, it appeared that mr flores did have his hands up, which is basically
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surrender position. it is troubling that he was shot. >> i guess people in the past year. they see a shooting and say "here we go again." what would you say to them? >> you can't have an argument to that at this point. i think back to walter scott in charleston, running away from the officer, shot in the back. you have this video of mr flores shot. it's hard not to say here we go again. i don't want to rush to judgment. from my perspective, i didn't see a use of deadly force. >> all we know is officers were called ou to a domestic violence call. how does it change the way the
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officers act. >> they are probably the second most dangerous calls next to track stops. you are dealing with people whether it's one subject, two or three subjects. you are dealing with someone combative. the officer had a call that there were injured parties in the home. the level of awareness is higher than a normal call. >> now we have video of many shootings that police are involved in. almost weakly we have been getting video like this. how does it change the way police officers act and how does it change the dynamic in police departments across the country? >> i don't think videos will check the way police acts. there is 1% that are unethical. but 98.5% of officers of
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following policy, regardless of whether the community sees it as excessive force. i don't think the officers are too concerned. they have to go home, protect and serve. >> thank you for being on the programme. >> always a pleasure. >> in south carolina, a white former police chief pleaded guilty to misconduct in the fatal unarmed shooting of a black american. he was sentenced to a year of house arrest. in exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped murder charges. combe shot and killed walter bailey while trying to arrest him during an argument over a traffic ticket in illinois, a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of a suburban police officer. the lieutenant was chasing them alone on foot. he lost radio contact was shot
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and stripped of his weapon. the 52-year-old lives behind a wife and four sons. >> tonight not only did we lose a family member, i lost a dear friend. lieutenant was a 30 year veteran, a police officer, and a dear friend in the entire village. the response by law enforcement, from local state and federal agencies has been remarkable. >> the fbi, u.s. marshals, local law enforce. across the region are assisting in the manhunt. >> a county clerk in rural kentucky is defying the supreme court. kim davis refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples a day after the court told her she has to. jonathan martin is outside the clerk's office in moore head.
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demonstrators have gone home. the courthouse closed. the controversy far from being over. kim davis, the clerk, spent most of the time in her office, with the door shut and blind down. she came out for about 15 minutes as it was clear the crowd outside was not willing to go home. >> i would ask you outline.... >> why are you not issuing marriage licences. >> because i'm not. >> understand whose authority. >> under god. >> reporter: remaining defiant. in spite of a supreme court ruling, another day. for this man and his partner, this was their fourth attempt. >> time to get her out of that.
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whether a person are of any other belief, christian - if they can't see the lawlessness of what she's doing, they are blatantly ignoring the truth. . >> the county clerk says it is not her religious belief. >> she stopped issuing all licence, filing a suit asking to be exempt from the law. a district court ruled against her. late monday, the supreme court upheld the decision. the case in kentucky highlights the issues unresolved in the wake of the supreme court ruling, legalizing gay marriage. >> row jen county is in the spotlight. officials stopped issuing marriage licences to gay and straight couples. others in kentucky in texas have taken similar positions >> [ chants ] >> reporter: outside the courthouse on tuesday, a face off between same-sex marriage
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advocates... [ chants ] ..and kim davis's supporters. >> the law of the land goes against god's law, i go with god all the way. >> so far there has been no official steps taken to remove david from her office. a ruling by the judge could determine whether she's held in contempt of court. as an official, she can't be fired, but could face fines or gaol time. >> i'm willing to face my consequences when it is time for judgment. plain and simply. >> we don't have consequences and, so, it appears the only way at this point kim davis can be removed from office is if the state legislature gets involved. it appears unlikely, because the legislature is not set to meet for a few months. >> now to the spiralling rev dee crisis in europe and a chaotic
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seen in hungary. anger and protests after budapest main rail station was closed, leaving hundreds stranded. europe is deeply divided over the crisis. hungarian officials say openness to refugees is fuelling the problem. the border with austria - the focus is on stopping human smugglers. rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: austrian police stop cars and drugs. a hungarian taxi was stopped. inside a family of six, apparently from the middle east. officers check papers and esaccorded the family into a police post for question. reporters were not allowed to peak so them. police questioned the taxi driver. it's not known whether he will be charged. a senior police officer says refugee smuggling rings are
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large, sophisticated and adapt quickly to police tactics. >> it's organised crime. it means that there are many different people working together in this criminal network. it's a challenge to find out. not on to arrest the driver, but find the chief. >> the reason for the stepped up police scrutiny was parked a few hundredskm away. >> this is the in famous truck in which 71 refugees died of suffocation last week. forensic workers are collecting evidence. soiled clothing hanks on a fence. >> -- hangs on a fence. austrian authorities say two have been arrested in this case, one in hungary, the other bulgaria, and are thought to be part of a ring that operates the truck and responsible for the deaths that occurred in it. >> most refugees want to go to
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germany, the wealthiest country with liberal laws, a record number of 3,500, many of them from syria, crossed into southern germany from austria since monday. >> quite honestly, i see no responsibility on germany's part. it's been said those arriving in germany are likely to receive asylum or the status of a refugee from a civil war country, it's no surprise. >> police on alert at border crossings like this may save refugees lives and may put smugglers behind bars. commanders admitted more police will not solve the refugee problem. >> of course, it's a big challenge for austrian police. no question. it's also a big challenge for austria, i think. but solutions can only come from the politics, from the government, of course. political solutions that so far
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just have not happened. >> president obama needs one more vote in the senate to achieve a huge foreign policy victory. the senator bob casey and senator chris combs was the 32nd and 33rd democrats to back the deal. supporters need 34 votes to uphold a veto of a resolution disapproving of the agreement stock markets plunged today after declines in asia and europe. the do you closed 469 points, nearly 3%. the sell off driven by renewed fears by the slowing economy in china. new data shows the country's manufacturing fell to a 3-year low last month. still ahead - solidary confinement. the reason california's prisons cut back. preaching forgive possess, a surprising statement from pope
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francis. this time about abortion.
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solidary confinement. for some it's justice. for some it's not a lawsuit brought on behalf of 3,000, spending a decade spending virtually 23 hours a day in a single sell. correctional official say it was
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practice to place gang members in isolation. now it will be limited to those that commit new crimes in custody. a founder of just leadership u.s.a. is back in our studio. good to see you. >> give me your reaction. >> it's as conservative step in the right direction. >> there's a lot more we can do. this will benefit, hundreds, if not thousands suffering under the policy. having said that. california's 218,000 people in prison. i think the use of solitary confinement. over use is indicative of the fact that they are trying to find ways to manage the population. more than those in there in the first place. >> i believe the numbers are in the tens of thousands. >> over 80,000. >> you were in solitary confinement. >> can you tell me what this is like. >> yes, you go to salt itry confinement. you're locked in, have no
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material. it's you and the wall. you know yourself and every scratch on that wall. by the second or third day, you are hearing a voice that probably is your own, in your head, asking which is your voice, and which is the one in your head. you talk about this being justice. when you send people to prison, you expect them to not commit the crime, and solidary confinement doesn't lend itself to that. >> is it meant to hunnish people in prison. >> you know, it is meant to punish people. what most victims want is for victims to not reoffend, and the united nations in a report said is that anything over 15 days is considered torture. it has a huge negative feect. >> what does it do for the rehabilitation of prisoners? >> you know, i think rehabilitation is one of the
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values lost in the prison system. punishment is a driving factor. when i hear we have a shift in policy, good for the couple of thousands that will benefit. and i say to myself is this the prison system that we want to own in the united states, we have 5% of the world's population, and 25% of the prison population, tens of thousands in a box. >> what do you do if someone commits a crime, attacking a guard. killing an inmate. >> you short with what exists in our prisons. if california do a better job of right sizing its prisons, figure ute who belongs in prison or treatment. you have a facility where you have a different guard. most of us, people that haven't been in prison haven't seen what it's like pt the room is dark.
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>> 100 million americans have a criminal record on file. it is hava have dark place, it is a place where you have little human contact. you lose... >> a bed. do you have a bed. >> you have a bed, a hard bed with a thin mattress, no reading material. food handed to you through a slot in the door. little to no human contact. sometimes indefinitely. in texas we do it indefinitely. we put people in a box for the rest of his life. i met a man who served 48 years in solidary con fine. . >> good to see you. thank you a surprise announcement from pope francis on abortion and forgive possess, it's part of what -- forgiveness, it's part of what the church calls a holy year of mercy. john terrett explains.
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>> if a woman comes to confessi confession, the priest must wait. >> a priest will be able to give ab solution, during the year of mercy. in a letter published by the vatican on tuesday. the pope writes: in roman catholic church teaching abortion is a sin. women that had the procedure are subject to ex communication. this is a sign of how seriously
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he takes the power of god to forgive and heel people seeking mercy. >> the announcement coming weeks before the pope arrived. a country divided. a poll suggests that -- a poll suggests 51% say they should be illegal. 45 say it should be illegal. francis, born in argentina, is the first non-european pope in 1300 years. his papacy showing tolerance to taboo topics. earlier this month. he declared divorced catholics that remarried deserve better treatment. perhaps with the most attention the remarks made on gays. the pope said "who am i to judge." vatican watchers point out that the pope is showing no intention to retract opposition, but is sfol jing a pattern of taking a
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less forceful tone. church and people have to change. >> priests have long been able to forgive those seeking ab solution for abortion. the move today extents an ability to priest the world over. he'll be in washington, new york and philadelphia. >> we'll cover it next on the edge - the alaska village in danger of being swallowed by the sea, and what the people living will are doing to preserve their way of life. plus, hunger strike, a protest over the closing of a chicago high school and courting votes - i'll sit with the head of the hispanic chamber of commerce to talk about his conversation with donald trump.
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hi, this is jam rj, i'm john seigenthaler. sea change - as ice and beaches vanish, so does a way of 4r50 4r50i6 -- life. >> temperatures on communities.
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>> they gave him oxygen and fluid. checked my flood. parents battle chicago's mayor. >> gene therapy. >> siblings with autism don't necessarily have the same genetic make up. a test that could help personalities and doctors battle autism. >> patty austin - the sinner talks about a lifetime in song. >> my personalities made music -- parents made music a wonderful haven. >> president obama is using a visit to alaska to visit. he visited the glacier near the city which has receded by a mile and a half.
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he says the glacier is an example of the effects of climate change. >> what it indicates, because of changing patterns of winds, less snow. longer sum irs, is how rapidly the glassier is receding. it sends a message about the urgency we have when it comes to dealing with this the white house announced president obama wants to build and buy ice breakers for the coast guard to use. >> another concern in alaska, the impact it is having on villages in the western coach. this is a small town just above the arctic circle. beach erosion is accelerating. the federal government predicts it could be under water in 10 years. more from libby casey in anchorage. >> this is one of a handful of
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coastal villages experiencing climate change not as an idea, but a reality. eventually the resident will have to move. it's not easy for a community that has no roads. you can only get to that. moving is not just a change of address. for the people, it's a change in the way of life. >> make sure... >> an eskimo, larry adams, relies on the sea and land for food and his way of life. hunting. that is getting harder. >> i used to represent the current and weather. my grandfather showed me. now, today it's unpredictable because of the ice, it's scary. that change on the sea made it impossible for the men of the village to spend spin hunting
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season out on the ice. a tradition they kept alive for thousands of years. >> in the past five years alone. i see a decline in the seal take for the whole year. this year my family had one, normally we have 14 or 15 in our family. >> alaska may be the last frontier. the coast is the front line of climate change. >> it's melting like butter on a warm day. >> university of alaska, tom raven measures the coastline saying the land is eroding as sea water worms and dissolves the permafrost. >> historically, in the fall, there would be a lot of sea ice present. along the coast. and when these storms came in they would buffer the land, so that it wouldn't be so bad. now the ice forms much, much later.
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>> not only is it harder for hunters, but the village is in danger. >> there's no safe place to go. in western africa the villages are not connected by a road system. evacuations are not possible when storms come in. >> reporter: as the tribal all chief, they have to figure out what to do. >> i wonder about the community and life safety of children and elders. >> 400 people live here, a third schoolchildren. some of the 85 houses are in danger of falling into the sea. >> they could lose stability under the house. >> yes, they can. they can. if you look at the whole village, there's no place to relocate the home. >> the army core of engineers estimates that they have about a decade that is uninhabitable. there was an ability to move
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away. the community is undecided. moving is a daunting and sad prospect. >> the place identifies us as a people. >> if you move... >> we lose our identity, who we are. >> larry adams says he can't imagine moving, even a few miles away, further from the sea. >> i'll help them move. i'm not going to leave, me personally. i want to die here. because of this home. >> it's my home. >> they may have no choice, as some of the first victims of climate change. >> there's another village, new talk, further along in its process of relocating, and many hope it will be an example of hue to go through the challenging experience. experts say it is happening in alaska, but will not stay here. as climate change continues, they expect to see communities,
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louisiana and new england grappling with the same questions. >> thank you. alaska is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the united states. wildfires have been quick to spread. they are burning hotter and longer than ever. jacob ward has that story. this summer, hundreds of wildfires raged across alaska. >> what they are doing is working on edge where there's heat. >> reporter: this is one of over 3,000 firefighters and support crews flown in from the lower 48 states this summer. they are battling a few of the fires burning 5.1 million acres so far this near. the second worse fire season in alaska's history. >> we are in a village, an hour's flight from fair banks, and hundreds of firefighters came in from across the country.
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we are about to meet the instant commander. jim grant is based based out of wisconsin, spending the summer trying to stop the fire destroying village. >> this is the largest i have been involved in. >> reporter: in spite of its size, the fire represents 10% of the forest burnt in alaska this year. we have 13 of these fires going on like this, and numerous smaller fires. this is a very busy year for us. >> thomas been fighting fires for 40 years. over the past decade he noticed a change in alaska's weather patterns. >> it's the warm ers may on record. we are setting high marks with those climate anone lis out there. >> the record temp tires are melting the permafrost.
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frozen ground beneath the black forest, priming them to burn. >> you can see a pattern developing. >> more forest fires and melting alaska have global implications. experts indicate there's twice as much carbon waiting to be released from permafrost than is in the atmosphere. scientists believe recent weather streams could become the new form. >> if we move forward, using the same scrorn and look at what is in store for us at the end of the century, there's a significant change. >> wow. >> help me understand the intensity of wildfire activity now, as compared to 50, 100 years ago. >> sure. >> this blast does a good job of that as we move into the 90s, and the number of bars is on the order of doubling.
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>> as the change in firefighting break-ins more. all that firefighters can do is make it through a fire season that gets longer. >> and you can see the rest of jake's report at 10 eastern, seven pacific on "america tonight". . >> in chicago, a vigil is about to begin to show support for a dozen parents and activists on a hunger strikes. protesters say they will not eat until the city we opens a school. diane eastabrook is in chicago with that. >> as you can hear behind me the visual is getting under way. people are singing. there has been an ongoing battle over the past few years about school closings in chicago, many residents, particularly those in heavily african-american neighbourhoods say chicago school steps is balancing the
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budget on the backs of the poor. and they are fighting back. >> physically i have bad cramps in my leg and in my bag. >> iron een describes the effects of fiving 15 days on nothing but juice and water. she and 11 others are sacrificing themselves. in humid heat to protest against the closing of the high school. >> i had headaches before, not like this. >> emma had to go to the hospital on monday. >> they gave me oxygen and fluid. checked my blood. >> this high school was the last neighbourhood high school in the bronzeville community on the south side. the city closed it in june, due to declining enrolment and poor student performance. janet said her daughter will
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have to pravl 15 miles to school. >> she is worried. i'll have to get her protection. she'll take a train and two buses to school. >> chicago closed about 50 underperforming schools over the past two years. host of them were in poor african-american neighbourhoods in the south and west side. >> the school closing became an issue in mayor ron emanuel's tough campaign last spring, pointing to a dozen high schools that could accommodate the kids. parents argue kids have to apply to get into them. they want their own school in their own neighbourhood. jessie says community schools are vital to under served areas. >> neighbourhood schools are part of the fabric of the neighbourhood, a basis by which the neighbourhood can expand and grow. you know, it's one of the real
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ug told costs of school choice. >> in the statement, the mayor's office says it's working with the office. cps is engaged in a review of diet. they continue to weigh the factors at play, in an effort to achieve the best outcome. one that would ensure a strong bronzeville and future for the children. the city scheduled a meeting in a couple of weeks. these hunger strikesers hope to hold out that long. >> a couple of these hunger strikers say they'll go to washington, hoping to meet with education secretary. arnie duncan, and hope he may convince mayor emanuel to reopen the school.
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>> now to the race for 2016. trump reason may look to make amends with voters. critics denounced the stance on immigration. as biassed against latinos. trump agreed to meet with the hispanic chamber of commerce, representing 3 million latino owners. the open question and answer session happening october 8th. harr yair is a c.e.o. of the hispanic chamber of commerce. tell us about the meeting. >> let me begin by saying this in no way is an endorsement of donald trump or support of his views. >> we met with donald at the request of his advisors. for 2-3 weeks they were reaching out to us. i was in town. he happened to be in town. it made sense, our organisation represents 3.2 hispanics,
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contributing 486 to the economy. we wish to hear from any candidates. >> have members been offended by what he said. >> yes, he has, as have i. donald took us to a place where i don't think anyone expected to be. there is the glaring fact that he does well in the polls. and it appears that this zot real. and so... >> what did you tell him? >> i told him we disagreed on the wall, we decisioned on mass deportation of 1 is million, and what that would do to the industry, the construction, hospitality, and agricultural industry, and the use of his property. he asked if we'd have a convention. he asked if we'd consider one of his properties, we said no. what was his reaction.
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i don't like your plan to deport 11 million americans. >> i have to tell you. the donald trump that it met today for an hour and a half was different to the trump i saw in the media. this donald trump was gracious, he was courteous. he never interrupted me. >> did he back down. >> you know, i think we great on things, i saw him soften and answer questions leading to a fruitful dialogue between him and miz. the real issue is now he's accepted the opportunity to come and talk to the constituency is what he'll have to say in front of the cameras, and i hope that will say and be the donald trump that he was in private. in public, in front of the constituents. >> does he understand that he's offended people? >> he does. >> though, he said that he felt that he had been mischaracterised by the media.
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i reminded him that would be a wonderful opportunity to explain themselves to my constituents. >> would you vote for him? >> i am not sure in the business of endorsing. it's not my view. >> you were the guy that met with him. >> this is about my constituency of business owners, job creators and voters being the judge and jury. >> do you think your constituency could vote for him. >> as it stands, i don't see it happening. >> why? >> the record speaks for itself. he has been bombastic, offensive. but i think that here again is an opportunity for donald to give a bit more colour, a bit more detail. >> softer, gentler donald trump today. >> he was a gentleman. >> great to see you. >> thank you. >> next - fighting autism. how a national organization hopes to use technology to research the disorder. >> when you are in the business
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it's a roller-coaster ride. you have ups and downs. >> singer pattie austin on a wide-ranging career in music, after this.
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australia handling of migrants is under scrutiny over a detention facility in a tiny island in the south pacific. >> australia built a detention center on the island of nauru. what happened is described as nothing short of torture, allegations of sexual assault and waterboarding by guards. a report calls the facility in adequate and says children should be removed from the island. >> there's 67 allegations of physical abuse, concerning 30 staff. >> the minister acknowledged this morning, for the first time that things are not okay inside the nauru detention camp. but talk is cheap.
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the minister needs to act. >> the nauru facility operates in secrecy and has been off limits to germany. in the next hour how some are stepping the use as a deterrent. >> it's fascinating. see you in the next hour. >> there's more questions than answers when it comes to autism. a disorder diagnosed in thousands of children every year. a new tool may help scientists looking for a cure to fast-track research, an online database acting as the go-to website for researchers. ashar quraishi has more. >> reporter: kevin and 20, is autistic. he doesn't speak and uses a computererized tab lot to communicate. his sister is autistic, but she speaks. research suggests a genetic link to autism. siblings of children with autism
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are more likely to be affected. understanding the connection is generating more questions than answers. >> siblings with autism don't necessarily have the same genetic make-up that could be causing their autism. >> one of the stumbling blocks for researchers hoping to unlock the mystery of autism is access to a dataset or pool of genetic information. the missing project amounts to provide that research. gathering d.n.a. of officials and families, making it available to scientists worldwide. >> the c.b.c. estimated that one in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder, estimating it's 30% higher than that of 2012. >> i hope to raise a family one day. >> the hope is that the missing project will improve the ads that children in the future will not face the struggle of autism.
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>> join us now in studio is matt fletcher, the vice president, head of genomic discovery at autism speaks. whim. >> how important is this announcement for autism speaks. this is a milestone, a project where we are sequencing 10,000 genomes, the code book for who and what you are, making it available to a worldwide community of scientists to provide answers to the cause and provide a better handle on how to approach, treat, transfer therapies back. do you have specifics on what it might tell you? >> entering into the project.
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we had a goal, to change the way we talk about autism. when a family goes in and receives a diagnosis, it's an umbrella term catching a constoleation of healthize risks and concerns. in that diagnosis the family doesn't have the additional information. that requires the family to say yes, you can have my d.n.a., is that tough? >> not at all. we have a community of families anxious to participate in this work. we have identified all the camps we need. i receive emails from family
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members asking how they can haept, sign up. get the kids enrolled. they are anxious for this. anything they can do, they see the value, they are willing to do. talk about the cost and technically what does it take to pull this off? >> the cost to take on oo project this big is significantly. there's no doubt about it. one of the things that makes it possible is the point that we have reached in our evolution of technology. you think about what it costs whenever you go to the hospital. to get a diagnostic, or maybe they are looking at the sequence of a single gown. now you can generate a sequence, 20-30,000 of your genes for twice that amount. we have reached a scale where it's reasonably to walk about doing these numbers. it's taking a hold of that opportunity, being at the front
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end to deliver the results sound incredibly exciting. appreciate you telling us about it. good to see you. thank you. >> thank you for more information about this project from autism speaks, go to now to the culture segment. a conversation with patty austin. she got a start singing backup and moved to center stage in an extraordinary career that continues today. >> patty austin had a lot to say about her life in the music business. and began the interview by asking what her parents had to do with her car ire. >> what my dad did that i think is the reason that i still absolutely adore what i do every time i walk on a stage, he made, my personalities made music, a wonderful haven, a place to go. use the imagination, feel free. singing is not fulfilling
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aspirations, but my own. >> ♪ we can make it through love ♪ through the test of time ♪ "the test of time", is one of my favourite. i looked at the video. there's a picture of you, that little girl. how did that little girl, that 4-year-old girl get to be the person who became an indreadible singer and made a career out of it. >> someone asked the question saying how is it that you are still singing and enjoying this. i think what happened with me, because i started when i was four. by the time i was in my 20s, i was doing it since i was four. when you are in the business, it's a roller-coaster lied, you have ups and downs. when i was 11 i worked with a marvellous lady, patrice manzel. she sat me on her lap and said you'd use this name in the
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story. who is patty austin, get me a young patty austin, who is patty austin. this is how everyone's career goes. you are thinking eventually i'll be in the whose patty austin part of my career. at the statement i started when i was four. when i hit a rough part in my career, i'd say maybe i should stop. maybe this is as far as i can go. i have been doing this since i was four. i can't stop now. ♪ baby ♪ come to me did you know that "baby come to me" would be a hit. >> "baby come to me", was a stlang thing, it was played on "general hospital" as underscoring two of the main characters, it was time when miami vice used popular music as underscoring for the show. it han released two months before -- it had been released to months before and died.
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died. i had a call from the manager says you got money. i said "why, what is happening?", he said we neat to invest in the record. warners would not rerelease. but you sold 20,000 in miami in a weekend. so we need to have the record repressed and put out again. >> freddy and i pooled money, that's how it came out again. >> what is it like on stage? >> so fun. i can't wait until i'm 70. hopefully you are more comfortable with yourself and in your own skin. >> you can go a long way. ♪ what you thinking of you are music brought so many happiness, we are proud to have you here and keep going. >> thank you that's the broadcast. thank you for watching, i'm john
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